About Us

Our Company
Conflexion, LLC was founded in 2000 and has focused on consulting and software development involving manufacturing system design, analysis, and optimization as well as general scheduling and planning. Discrete event simulation is our primary analysis tool and we also provide beginning, advanced, and customized training in the use of the Simio simulation and Risk-based Planning and Scheduling (RPS) packages. Click to see some of our current and past clients.

 

Our Leadership Team


Glen D. Smith
Senior Partner
Glen Smith is a senior partner of Conflexion, LLC and a Senior Reporting & Analytics Manager at T-Mobile. Before joining T-Mobile Glen held professional positions at MDT Software, Lucent Technologies, and B&D Plastics. He was honorably discharged from the Alabama ARNG with the rank of sergeant. His military specialty was logistics and transportation. He has a BS in Computer/Information Science from Troy State University and an MS in Computer Science from Mississippi State University. Glen has held professional positions as an industrial engineer, a process engineer, a QA technician and a software engineer. He led an effort that identified $8M in inventory in the MES but not in physical inventory and a follow-on to more accurately identify scrap and developed key processes to reduce redundant testing. He has designed and implemented software for machine-control (generating CNC to cut timing screws), several optical fiber process-control (splicing and post-draw processes), and production-control (planning, scheduling and assignment) systems. He was instructor for a graduate course in COBOL programming, and has taught industry short courses: C++ programming, Perl programming, SQL for engineers, Unix for engineers and HP/UX system administration.

 


Jeffrey S. Smith, PhD.
Senior Partner
Jeff Smith is a senior (founding) partner at Conflexion, LLC and is also the Joe W. Forehand Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Auburn University. In addition to his academic positions, Dr. Smith has held professional positions with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and Philip Morris USA. Dr. Smith has a BS in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University and MS and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Penn State University. His primary development, research and teach interests are in manufacturing systems design and analysis, discrete event simulation, and web-based information systems design and development. Dr. Smith’s academic work has been funded by the Defense Advanced Research Agency (DARPA), NASA, the National Science Foundation (NSF), Sandia National Laboratories, SEMATECH, and the USDA. His industrial partners on sponsored research include Alcoa, DaimlerChrysler, Siemens VDO, Rockwell Software, Systems Modeling Corporation, JC Penney, Fairchild Semiconductor, IBM, Nacom Industries, GKN Aerospace, and the United States Tennis Association. Dr. Smith has numerous publications in journals, book chapters, conference proceedings, and invited presentations and is a co-author of the book Simulation and Simio: Modeling, Analysis, Applications. He has served on several national conference committees and is a current member of the Winter Simulation Conference board of directors. Dr. Smith is a fellow of IIE and a senior member of INFORMS.